An indentation and stress analysis of WC/Fe-Mn hardmetals


Hanyaloglu S., Aksakal B. , Sen S.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING AND MATERIALS SCIENCES, vol.10, no.3, pp.229-235, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Title of Journal : INDIAN JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING AND MATERIALS SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.229-235

Abstract

Vickers indentation has been applied experimentally to the produced hardmetal, WC-Fe 13.5 wt% Mn. It has been observed that the Palmqvist type cracks occur on the substrate hardmetal. The mechanical examination prove that the produced alloy possesses higher hardness, and unavoidably a bit lower fracture toughness than the equivalent of cobalt bonded grades. This could lead such hardmetal alloys to be used in mining and wear-resistant applications with better reliability. Three-dimensional stress analysis has been conducted using the finite element method on the basis of elastic failure due to brittleness of the material showing ignorable plastic deformation.